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Join the COVID-19 Conversation: Moving Instruction Online in a Hurry!

MLA members Ruby Nugent, Health Sciences Library, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, and Brandi Tuttle, AHIP, Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke University, Durham, NC, share their experiences moving two very different education offerings online in a hurry. Nugent moved “Evidence-Based Dentistry” final project presentations online. Tuttle moved her “Physician Assistant Evidence Based Practice II” rotation courses online. Each had two weeks to make the move. They invite you to share your tips and experiences in suddenly having to move education offerings online.

This is the sixth in a series of free, live, online conversations, Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19. These weekly conversations for MLA members and the wider health information professional community are designed to help you address professional and personal pain points related to the current crisis.

Date: Tuesday, April 28

Time: 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time

Audience: Medical librarians

Action item 1: Click Join the Slack workspace Medical Library Association, and use your browser or download the Slack application on your phone. If you already have Slack, add the workspace medicallibrar-t9h9995.slack.com.

Action item 2: Join the conversation during and after this session at #covid-19-moving-instruction-online in the MLA Slack workspace (add this new channel by selecting the “+” sign next to “Channels” >> “Browse channels” and adding the channel), or connect at https://medicallibrar-t9h9995.slack.com/archives/C0126UFV0QK.

On Tuesday, April 28, at the scheduled time: Open Slack to Join the conversation. Open WebEx to join the session:

  • Webex Password: MLACOVID
  • No registration. No cost.

We are experimenting with a new format designed to foster sharing on an ongoing basis, without overloading your email inbox:

  • Thirty-minute online gatherings, using Webex (and sometimes Zoom), no registration, free to attend, recorded
  • Online discussion using a new MLA Slack channel during and after the gatherings that allow participants to ask questions, provide support, and share experiences by creating new threads and replying to existing ones

Access recordings of Professional Partnerships in the Time of COVID-19: Masks and More, password: WsYdCv3m; COVID-19 Searching: Strategies and Sources, password: Kq3RUjFS; and Managing Remote Workers and Work, password: jEAjUmQ4.

For questions and support, please contact Kate Corcoran.

Coming up:

Tuesday, May 5: Supporting Oral Health in the Time of COVID-19: Dental Caucus leadership members Amanda Nevius, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA; Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP, Health Sciences Libraries University of Minnesota–Minneapolis; and Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, will lead a discussion about oral health; 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.

Tuesday, May 12: Critical Appraisal of COVID-19 Research: Marie Ascher, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College–Valhalla; Abraham Wheeler, AHIP, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University–East Lansing; Rachel Pinotti, AHIP, Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; and Amy Blevins, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine–Indianapolis, will examine COVID-19 research; 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.

The Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19 series ends with the May 12 session. Find information about MLA ’20 virtual sessions that are open to all members beginning soon after.

We look forward to conversing with you on April 28!

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